Diane Kemp, 48

Dallas, Texas
January 03, 2004

Agencies: Dallas Police Department | Texas Department of Public Safety

Cause of death: Shooting

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According to DPD, officers responded to a report of "criminal mischief." When the officers confronted Kemp, she slammed a door on them. Other officers arrived. The door was opened. Kemp cut an officer with a razor knife, then retreated as officers entered the room. Kemp cut a second officer. Two officers, a black man and a black woman who both served for 13 years and six months, shot Kemp. She was pronounced dead at Central Methodist Hospital.

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